by: the Moleman source: Entertainment Weekly
Well I hate to say “I told ya so”, but… well I did. Despite the great writing and characters created by Whedon in the Fox series Dollhouse, the network is pretty much just letting it fade away into darkness.
As posted on EW:
Fox has decided to pull Dollhouse off the schedule during November sweeps. Joss Whedon’s ratings-challenged drama is expected to return in December and air back-to-back episodes on Friday night.
Bottom line: Barring a ratings miracle, Dollhouse will be shut down for good after it completes its current 13-episode order.
Personally I’m not surprised as this isn’t the first time Fox has done this to Whedon. It’s hard to believe that they are going to just burn off the episodes back to back to be done with them. What a dis-service to the people that actually watch the show. Bare in mind this was after all the concessions Whedon made to keep the show on the air, including reducing the cost of produccing each episode significantly. It’s too bad too because if the Fox execs would take their collective heads out of their asses and properly market this show it could actually do well. Putting it on the death that is Friday night won’t help it, but a deaf retarded chimpanzee could tell you that. I’m just shocked to see that to this day studio executives think that if the show isn’t all the rage by the middle of the second episode they cancel it. What the FUCK? Seriously? How about giving the show a chance to build an audience or more importantly letting the audience find it. When you move it around to different days and times that’s damn near impossible. One of the greatest and most successful shows on television had a horrible first season viewerwise – Seinfeld. I guess this is why the cable networks are fairing much better with their shows than the regular networks. They’re not afraid to give their shows time to grow.
My final thought is this- Joss if you’re reading this please DO NOT return to Fox for anymore gems from the Whedonverse. Please shop it to Cable Networks like FX, USA, OR SyFy. They’ve taken chances on many shows that have paid off nicely. They and the television viewing public would benefit greatly from a man with your talents.